Turning Passion into Profit

Brenda has always enjoyed helping her friends decorate and plan their parties. Three years ago, she joined Grameen America and was able to turn her hobby into a business. With the help of microloans, Brenda was able to set up a small party supply store in south LA and has expanded it ever since. Brenda now sells supplies for all types of parties and events—graduations, birthdays, anniversaries—and she has a variety of decorations, balloons, favors, and other items. She wanted to sell flowers as well and used a recent loan to purchase a refrigerator, which allows her to keep the flowers cool and fresh. Most importantly, thanks to Grameen America, Brenda is now saving for her business and her future.

Hear more from Brenda about how her life has changed since she joined Grameen America.

Nicole Rajani